Ace of Spades Pet Thread

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Good afternoon and welcome to the almost world famous Ace of Spades Pet Thread. Take a break from what you are doing and enjoy the world of pets.


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(H/T Legally Sufficient)

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A Little of This. A Little of That.


This is chuckle worthy. See a dog protesting everyday things.


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The following story comes from regular commenter Shibumi. If you see a stray cat with colored paws pick it up and take to the nearest shelter.

Cat with painted paws aren’t just cooler than their unadorned counterparts. Nor have they recently strolled through a freshly painted zone.

According to Megan Sorbara from the Naples Cat Alliance, these adorable felines aren’t just victims of fashion; they’ve also survived the trauma of being dangled as bait in a dog-fighting ring. Their paws are colored in various hues so spectators can easily place bets on the order in which these innocent animals will die.


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How cats came to America. H/T Hank Curmudgeon


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A Corgi refuses to leave the park.H/T Michael

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Meet The PetMorons

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Annie is a rescue who has been with us for 15 years. Shes cute and loves to tease you with her tail. All is well until you touch said tail. Bring bandaids. A great new year to all. Semper Fi, Bobbigbear.

She looks adorable and a character all rolled into one. A Happy New Year to you and Annie as well. Thanks for submitting her story and photo.

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Hi MisHum,

They look so much alike. After seeing the "woman yelling at white cat" meme all over the internet for several weeks I finally could no longer resist pulling out a photo of my guy, MacArthur, to share. Sadly, he is no longer with us but he'll always be remembered in our family as one of the best cats ever. He was a young kitten strolling along a roadside in rural Indiana when I walked past with my Labrador Retriever. They sniffed each other and Mac then confidently followed us all the way back to the cabin. There was no question that he would come home with us after the weekend was over and he and the dog had a special forever bond. MacArthur was a pro at selecting photogenic locations for poses. Here's one of my favorites where oblivious to the snow outside he's sunning himself in a vintage A.M.C. Flash wagon.

I tune in to the pet thread almost every Saturday and very much appreciate the great job you do putting it together with both humor and tenderness. Thanks, corn and beans

Well thank you very much for your kind words. MacArthur certainly does resemble the dinner cat of that fun meme. Did he speak southern? J/K He was lost and then found. Nice story thanks for sharing.


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Friends lost this year. Bianca was 13 and prettiest dog Ive ever had.
And Sabine was 12, best dog ever. Loyal. I miss them. - Robert

It sucks to lose a pet. It really sucks to lose 2 pets in a year's time. They certainly were beautiful creatures. I hope you can find another wonderful pet.


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Violet, Cutest cat in the world. - Will


Well, she is cute. But claims like that certainly can start a "cat fight" here. Thanks for sharing though.


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If someone asks me why I looked haggard and sleep-deprived, this is probably why. My wife and I share a king bed with these three. Meet Bella, Maggie and Katie the reason for nightly sleeplessness, and for having to contort ourselves to accommodate three 75+ pounds bundles of yellow, furry, shedding love. - Dan

I withheld your last name and location Dan. Hope you don't mind. Yes, your lack of sleep is understandable after viewing those 3 spoiled puppies. Thanks for sharing.


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Jake- A good cat. I sent a photo a few years ago but hit send before I wrote anything. We had Jake for just over 20 years and he passed just before Christmas. He got to sleep under the tree a few more mornings. He loved shrimp and sushi grade tuna. We miss him. I love reading about all the pet morons. - Martha

First of all, our condolences on your loss. Pets die way too young even at age 20. Cool looking cat. I hope your'e around today to tell us what type of award he was wearing there. Thanks for your submission.


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Greetings,

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and here's to a blessed New year.

This is our newest editions, a bob-tailed named Stetson, we think he's about six months old and his "brother" Rascal. Yes, they don't look alike. We adopted both of them after finding them living under the pavilion of our church. Apparently, the mother of Rascal decided that the mother of Stetson was not taking care of him and she "adopted" him and took care of him. Rascal is also about six months old, not a huge fan of human contact but he's coming around, Stetson on the other hand is quite the affectionate type. He is hilarious to watch run because at the last part of running he hops like a rabbit every time. I am far from being a cat person, but they're bringing me around.v/r Mark (Sua Sponte)

Oh no, you're not a cat person. No rescuing feral kittens and giving them a home. Nope, not a cat person at all. Good luck with making Rascal a more affectionate cat. Nice story with a happy ending. Thank you so much.


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Hiya,
The orange hussy is Miss Irene Hobart who, as a kitten, sounded like the Tasmanian Devil of Looney Tunes fame. Hobart is the capitol of Tasmania. She suffered from serious ear polyps that caused the beastly sound. Surgery took care of them. The handsome one with the roses is Reverend Henry Dewayne Hambone, Jr., a/k/a Dewey or Snakes. My Dad grew up in Northwestern Maryland and the West Virginia cousins were of the snake handler persuasion and my father and uncles called their cousins 'snake eaters' under the assumption that once the snake handling was finished, snakes were what was for supper. I'd like to think that the kind of preacher Dewey would be would handle snakes with great finesse. Various iterations of the snake theme include "Snake's alive!" And "Snake 'n Bake!" -SNAB

Great camera work, you have captured some very interesting poses of your cats. Sounds like they have extra personality. Thanks for sharing today.


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Hi, That Deplorable SOB Van Owen here.

A little after Labor Day I sent in a picture of my BIL's new Bull Mastiff pup Cheyenne. At the time she weighed barely a couple of pounds. Thought I'd send a before and after follow-up picture. The second one was taken on Christmas Eve -- she is now 40 pounds of bouncing, wiggling, all big feet puppy. I caught her in a rare solemn moment -- she knew I had treats in my pocket.

And who can refuse a face like that a treat? She is truly a joy to be around.

Sorry the photo is so late Van Owen. Somehow your email got stuck in my promotions folder. Better late than never. My has that puppy grown. Treat possession is a key for great photos. Thanks for sharing with us.


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What a wonderful group of pets and their stories today. Thank you for sharing. To those who sent in links, we really appreciate that.

Do you have something you wish to share? Well if you do, please send to us here at petmorons at gmail dot com.

As this is the Pet Thread let's keep our comments to animals. Thank you.

Have a great week!!!

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at 03:00 PM




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1 Happy Caturday!

Posted by: Basement Cat at January 11, 2020 03:12 PM (pPNCa)

2 Read content. Fool.

Posted by: Charles the Simple at January 11, 2020 03:16 PM (HuH1F)

3 Where are the other Pet Morons, aka The Usual Suspects?

Posted by: Basement Cat at January 11, 2020 03:17 PM (pPNCa)

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This thread is 3 months old in dog years.

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at January 11, 2020 03:17 PM (+F8ZI)

5 Happy Caturday everyone

Posted by: Skip at January 11, 2020 03:18 PM (ZCEU2)

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A swell lot o' thieves! God bless the Moron Pets and their bipedal servants. To be a Moron Pet is the highest level of pet existence.

And thank you, Mis Hum, for bringing us these sweeties each week.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at January 11, 2020 03:24 PM (7rVsF)

7 Nice Pets Y'all!.......

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at January 11, 2020 03:24 PM (Z+IKu)

8 Some great looking pets today!

Here is a Chinese grandma living in a multi story apartment building, whose cat jumped out of her balcony to the one below. Naturally, the only thing to do is dangle her 7 year old grandson out the balcony, on a harness, with a bag to put the errant cat in to.

https://tinyurl.com/tw2ffnq

Posted by: navybrat, at large at January 11, 2020 03:25 PM (w7KSn)

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lol, this cartoon (we all loved as kids) is funny because it is so true:

"Good mornin' Sam. Good morning, Ralph"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ECa1toPGth4

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at January 11, 2020 03:25 PM (+F8ZI)

10 More cat cartoons, including one about an app called Napchat and another about "Fake Mews":

https://tinyurl.com/su6n2ps

I LOL'd at the cartoon of the security cat conducting video surveillance of 16 screens of mouse holes.

Posted by: Basement Cat at January 11, 2020 03:28 PM (pPNCa)

11 Adorable pets!

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, Texas at January 11, 2020 03:29 PM (SRRAx)

12 "Good mornin' Sam. Good morning, Ralph"
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I love when the sheepdog suggests to the coyote that they put a pin in it (his beatdown) and take it up again tomorrow.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at January 11, 2020 03:31 PM (Dc2NZ)

13 As usual, a fun-filled Pet Thread - Thank You, MisHum!

So, earlier this week, mrs ibguy inadvertently left her mostly full coffee mug on the side table, and Maddie helpfully drank it for her.

I was concerned, so called the vet (who knows her well) asking if we should be worried. She said no, only that it might make her hyper.

She barely kept from laughing telling me that.

Posted by: ibguy at January 11, 2020 03:34 PM (EHVbt)

14 As always the pet morons are delightful.

Posted by: N.L. Urker Philips Screwdriver of the Gods at January 11, 2020 03:35 PM (Uu+Jp)

15 Van Owen

My son had two lovely Bull Mastiffs, they were the sweetest pups. The female would let my 25 pound Conor win a tug of war, but only after enough growling to establish who was the real owner of the toy!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar knows that EDKH at January 11, 2020 03:36 PM (BiNEL)

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To follow up, Leo is doing very well. We have him on phenobarbital and gabapentin and he's alert, cueing on us and eating and drinking normally. What the prognosis is long term we do not know but he's good now and every day is a day of grace.

Thanks to the Horde for their good wishes for the big guy. They really helped.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at January 11, 2020 03:39 PM (7rVsF)

17 So, earlier this week, mrs ibguy inadvertently left her mostly full coffee mug on the side table, and Maddie helpfully drank it for her.

Hope Maddie doesn't develop a taste for beer.

Posted by: Basement Cat at January 11, 2020 03:40 PM (pPNCa)

18 Van Owen you must have a dog named Roland.

Posted by: N.L. Urker Philips Screwdriver of the Gods at January 11, 2020 03:40 PM (Uu+Jp)

19 Thanks to the Horde for their good wishes for the big guy. They really helped.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at January 11, 2020 03:39 PM (7rVsF)

Hadrian, I am so glad you are getting some more time with Leo!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar knows that EDKH at January 11, 2020 03:41 PM (BiNEL)

20 Beautiful pets Horde!



Benny says hi.

Posted by: Muad'dib at January 11, 2020 03:41 PM (MHHCZ)

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I do not think any animal pets should bite,scratch attack owners.
A quick stiff smack to any dog or cat will get the message through ,if not don't have it in your house,YOU are in charge...end of story.

Posted by: saf at January 11, 2020 03:45 PM (5IHGB)

22 That thing about cats with painted paws is awful. Humans can be horrible monsters, and when they are they don't deserve any interaction with animals unless the animals are goring them.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at January 11, 2020 03:46 PM (rvWat)

23 Good Saturday afternoon, horde!

This is the most photogenic bunch of kittehs I've seen in a while. All nicely photographed, and they look so sweet!

Posted by: April at January 11, 2020 03:49 PM (OX9vb)

24 Dan, I thought we had it bad with two bulldogs who we (stupidly) allowed to sleep on the bed when they were little puppies. Almost full grown now, they leave us each with about 4 1/2 inches of bed edge.

And no blanket.

Posted by: April at January 11, 2020 03:51 PM (OX9vb)

25 Thanks for the update on Leo, Hadrian the Seventh. Sounds like wonderful progress and I am glad you have your boy back. Prayers continue.

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at January 11, 2020 03:51 PM (fNFgo)

26 I love all theses pictures and stories of pets and it makes me want to head to our nearest rescue.
I will make a donation to the local rescues instead. We already have two dogs and we are traveling a bit so not fair to the creatures to be kenneled so much.

Posted by: Cheribebe at January 11, 2020 03:51 PM (a4qVe)

27 Hadrian, Sending more prayers for you and Leo, glad things are moving in a positive direction.

Posted by: Cheribebe at January 11, 2020 03:52 PM (a4qVe)

28 Such great pets! Thanks for sharing.

Speaking of sharing, I know what it is like to share a bed with Labs. They are great snugglers but their bedsharing manners sometimes leave a bit to be desired.

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at January 11, 2020 03:53 PM (fNFgo)

29 My dog Paisley doesn't have painted paws but she has a couple of scars, one claw that appears to be torn and a single black claw.
I think she had a few fights before being rescued from the Indian reservation.

Posted by: N.L. Urker Philips Screwdriver of the Gods at January 11, 2020 03:54 PM (Uu+Jp)

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Once had to drive Big Dutch to Omaha for shows. He was on the bed at the hotel. Took up two-thirds of it, snored, twitched and grumbled all night. He slept, I didn't.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at January 11, 2020 03:57 PM (7rVsF)

31 28 Such great pets! Thanks for sharing.

Speaking of sharing, I know what it is like to share a bed with Labs. They are great snugglers but their bedsharing manners sometimes leave a bit to be desired.
Posted by: Legally Sufficient at January 11, 2020 03:53 PM (fNFgo)


LOL, that sounds familar.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 11, 2020 03:58 PM (aA3+G)

32 Nice dog bed there, Dan!

Posted by: m at January 11, 2020 04:02 PM (M5wRT)

33 That thing about cats with painted paws is awful.

I agree; I thought Aussies were better than that. Meanwhile, before The Troll Who Must Not Be Named shows up to natter about the lack of pets in the White House, the rest of us can thank DJT for signing the Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture Act (the PACT Act) into law on November 25, 2019. It is now Public Law No. 116-72 and imposes the penalty of imprisonment for up to 7 years as well as fines on violators.

Still not tired of winning!

Posted by: Basement Cat at January 11, 2020 04:02 PM (pPNCa)

34 @18:
That would have been a great name for my late 3-legged half Chow/half Chessie. He was truly a warrior. Always kept his head on his shoulders, though.

Posted by: That Deplorable SOB Van Owen at January 11, 2020 04:04 PM (zggXQ)

35 I have been bit twice by Gary. And we got him because hit bit a previous owner. But those days are behind him. He had a mild case of resource guarding. He's learned to share with two other dogs. And he bit when startled. You would think you had his attention, when he was focused on something else. He could be hard of hearing.

And this would get me kicked out of the springer groups. The last time he bit me, I hit him twice with a Christmas wrapping tube. I was pissed because I hadn't even touched him. We've had no problems for over a year and he is definitely my dog.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at January 11, 2020 04:04 PM (Lqy/e)

36 I do not think any animal pets should bite,scratch attack owners.

A quick stiff smack to any dog or cat will get the message
through ,if not don't have it in your house,YOU are in charge...end of
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Posted by: saf at January 11, 2020 03:45 PM (5IHGB)

My brother is the owner of 4 cats and his in-laws have cats; he's never met a cat that doesn't like to roughhouse now and then.

Posted by: Vendette at January 11, 2020 04:04 PM (pXNaM)

37 14 year old boy rushes into traffic to rescue cat thrown from car. The family had adopted the cat:

https://tinyurl.com/wwv5xdt

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 11, 2020 04:06 PM (WI7YS)

38 Love love the pets...am really wanting a kitty again and cute pics of cats are not helping.. lol

Posted by: IC at January 11, 2020 04:09 PM (sYDum)

39 The cat and owner picture made me laugh:

https://tinyurl.com/s42us3f

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 11, 2020 04:10 PM (WI7YS)

40 Golden dog and cat snuggling:

https://tinyurl.com/sznfrn8

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 11, 2020 04:12 PM (WI7YS)

41 Children, the elderly, and pets. Three completely helpless things that badly need our help and love. You all rock!

Posted by: Gadzooks Mike at January 11, 2020 04:12 PM (mAxkE)

42 Cats from the future can open cans.

They did not stop to talk to Anyone.

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at January 11, 2020 04:13 PM (DFoXD)

43 Not quite a pet,

I watched a red tailed hawk this morning riding the updraft from the cliff to the south of my living room windows. He had some sort of small rodent, either a mouse or a vole in his talons. He would ride the updraft, not moving a feather, snacking all the while. Then he would dip a wingtip and go screaming past the window to the north. He would turn south and ride the draft again and snack.

He barely clapped his wings in the 4-5 minutes I watched him.

Posted by: Nurse ratched at January 11, 2020 04:14 PM (PkVlr)

44 Just saw this on FB.. family got a puppy. Nine year old dog didn't get along with it. Nine year old dog gets taken to the animal shelter. Grrrr......karma.. do your job.

Posted by: Jewells45 at January 11, 2020 04:17 PM (dUJdY)

45 Just saw this on FB.. family got a puppy. Nine year old dog didn't get along with it. Nine year old dog gets taken to the animal shelter. Grrrr......karma.. do your job.
Posted by: Jewells45 at January 11, 2020 04:17 PM (dUJdY)

That is just evil. Poor baby.

Posted by: Infidel at January 11, 2020 04:20 PM (MTxDQ)

46 Posted by: Nurse ratched at January 11, 2020 04:14 PM (PkVlr)

Discussion of animals other than pets always welcome Nurse R.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 11, 2020 04:21 PM (aA3+G)

47 Cats from the future can open cans.

The future is already here: A Chinese tech firm has introduced a robot cat for food service named BellaBot that meows when it brings plates to a customer's table and smiles if they stroke its ears:

https://tinyurl.com/ucpcnzm

Photos at the link. I suppose one advantage of a catbot over a real cat is that it isn't tempted to sample the customer's food.

Posted by: Basement Cat at January 11, 2020 04:22 PM (pPNCa)

48 Hadrian: Glad Leo seems on the mend. Hopefully he will fully recover.

Right now, my tuxedo cat, Tiger, is beating up his bed on one of the cast iron registers (we have hot water heat) in the dining room, demonstrating to a grey and white cat on the side porch what he is going to do to that interloper if he was allowed out. Tiger can see the other cat because the register is directly under the window overlooking the side porch. It's laughable because the idiot has no front class and that outdoor cat would make mince meat of him.I

We seem to have acquired three outdoor cats -- the gray and white one, an orange and white one, and an orange tiger. I've started putting bits of food out for them -- day time only because I don't want the raccoons, rats, or skunks visiting any more than they already do. The XO isn't screaming about me giving them food yet. In fact, he put a few pork roast scraps out for them this morning. I've got my eye on the orange tiger in particular. They've got shelter on the side porch; the entire house is between them and the North wind. And right now, there's an old sofa out there, too.

Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin -- current occupation: cat furniture at January 11, 2020 04:25 PM (0oVJn)

49 claws, not class. Feh!!! Autocucumber.

Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin -- current occupation: cat furniture at January 11, 2020 04:26 PM (0oVJn)

50 CATURDAY!!!

Posted by: vmom 2020 at January 11, 2020 04:26 PM (G546f)

51 What if Oda Nobunaga was reincarnated as a cute dog in modern times...

I give you Oda Shinamon Nobunaga
https://youtu.be/48Xrwn8Gsc8

And other Japanese warlords are also reincarnated as dogs
https://youtu.be/Cq6yaAidgzw

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 11, 2020 04:27 PM (CKJmt)

52 Two weeks after we had to put our last cat down, we were gradually adopted by a small grey stray that showed up in our yard.

I told our youngest that her dad turns the portable heater on for it in the garage at night.

"So the man who spent my entire childhood yelling 'Close the door- we're not heating all of North Texas!' is running up the electric bill for the cat? Okay."

Posted by: sal at January 11, 2020 04:31 PM (bo8pf)

53 sal,
That's an awesome story. Made me smile.
Thank you.

Posted by: Nurse ratched at January 11, 2020 04:33 PM (PkVlr)

54 Many cats of many colors have shared my life and love over many decades. But I have never had a yeller cat. And today's thread again pointedly reminds me of that. I need a yeller cat!!!

Posted by: corn and beans at January 11, 2020 04:36 PM (tkNkP)

55 Mark, I have two Manx cats and both do that hop thing.

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 11, 2020 04:40 PM (CKJmt)

56 What if Oda Nobunaga was reincarnated as a cute dog in modern times

Just for Anna Puma: a trailer for a movie titled Neko Samurai, an animal-lover-cum-period-film about a samurai who refuses an order to kill an enemy's cat:

https://tinyurl.com/v9pvcoa

Has English subtitles.

Posted by: Basement Cat at January 11, 2020 04:40 PM (pPNCa)

57 Having lived with a woman who adopted feral cats as a hobby I can say I've only been bitten once. It was panic, the cat, not me. He'd gotten hung up on a stupid blind pull and was hanging by one paw upside down. I was trying to hold him up while i cut the cord. He later apologized nicely. A Norwegian Forest cat named Churkendoose. Had a growl that would terrify a pit bull.

Posted by: Winston a dreg of society at January 11, 2020 04:40 PM (Tt761)

58 Basement Cat, now that is awesome.

Even feared samurai are powerless against cats.


Posted by: Anna Puma at January 11, 2020 04:42 PM (CKJmt)

59 Lucy says hello to the Horde.

I'm leaving town for five days. Should I leave her with an appointment xtra litter box and tons of food, pay a teenager to come feed her and have out with her a bit every day or board her.

Posted by: Nurse ratched at January 11, 2020 04:42 PM (PkVlr)

60 Jeepers, my phone hates me.

Posted by: Nurse ratched at January 11, 2020 04:44 PM (PkVlr)

61 Feral kittens are neat but not cute. They are always studying murder .

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at January 11, 2020 04:46 PM (DFoXD)

62 Even feared samurai are powerless against cats.

I know; I do academic editing for a Japanese scholar at the New School who specializes in the history of the samurai. I'm probably the only person on this thread other than you who recognizes the name of Oda Nobunaga.

Posted by: Basement Cat at January 11, 2020 04:47 PM (pPNCa)

63 Doggeh saves herd of sheep from bush fires.

https://tinyurl.com/veh7knu

Posted by: Infidel at January 11, 2020 04:48 PM (MTxDQ)

64 61
Karen had 8 ferals and one store bought cat. She had a remarkable way with any animal including coyotes and mountain goats. Amazing to witness. Sadly, all the kitties are gone but they were a comfort for her, and me, after she died.

Posted by: Winston a dreg of society at January 11, 2020 04:49 PM (Tt761)

65 Nurse, my last choice is always to board a pet. Afraid they will think they have been abandoned. We had cats that were outdoor for the most part and had a neighbor come by to feed twice a day while we were gone. Worked out well. She would also give lovies if she saw the cats, which was not every time she came over.

I can't speak to the option of supplying an indoor cat for the duration.

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at January 11, 2020 04:49 PM (fNFgo)

66 So Basement Cat...you speak Japanese.

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at January 11, 2020 04:50 PM (DFoXD)

67 Nurse, if you know a teenager you can trust for a once a day check-in, that would be my vote. Five days is pretty long for a litter box not to be emptied. Also food wise it would depend if kitteh is a chower or a nibbler. My observational experience is that being comfortable in familiar surroundings at home is preferable to most cats than being boarded.

Posted by: corn and beans at January 11, 2020 04:51 PM (tkNkP)

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Even feared samurai are powerless against cats.

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I give you Miaowara Tomokato - Samurai Cat!

Https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samurai_Cat

Posted by: Captain Obvious at January 11, 2020 04:52 PM (gz5MT)

69 Nurse
I have to agree. If you have a neighbor you trust, have them do the daily visit.
The kitty will wreak havoc upon you if you board them out.

Posted by: Winston a dreg of society at January 11, 2020 04:53 PM (Tt761)

70 family got a puppy. Nine year old dog didn't get along with it. Nine year old dog gets taken to the animal shelter.

Was in a similar situation with cats. FatCat had been with me for (counts... removes shoes... counts some more...) 13 years when this sweet little stray kitten adopted my back porch for shelter one winter. Of course I took her in & slowly introduced the critters.

Long story short: after a year, they were *still* battling for dominance-- not just play-fights-- and one of them had to go. Broke my heart, it did.

FatCat was my buddy and damned if I'd forsake her after all those years!

NewCat was very friendly, so found a new home for her right away.

Posted by: JQ at January 11, 2020 04:54 PM (gP/Z3)

71 Should I leave her with an appointment xtra litter box and tons of food, pay a teenager to come feed her and have out with her a bit every day or board her

Most cats prefer familiar surroundings + a pet sitter to being boarded in a vet's office or someone else's home. OTOH, kittehs don't always care for an inept pet sitter-- here's an oldie but goodie from Henri Le Chat Noir, "The Cat Is Sat":

https://tinyurl.com/vyvtx7b

Posted by: Basement Cat at January 11, 2020 04:54 PM (pPNCa)

72 Thanks y'all!


Looks like I'll pay to have one of the kids' friends come over.
Kinda what I was thinking, but sometimes I'm a little daft.

Posted by: Nurse ratched at January 11, 2020 04:56 PM (PkVlr)

73 *ears perk up*

Samurai books? Ano links arigato!

A few others might know of Oda as he is the grist for many a movie, TV drama, and anime plus the odd book and manga. Nyah.

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 11, 2020 04:56 PM (CKJmt)

74 Happy Pet Thread Day everybody.

Posted by: Ben Had at January 11, 2020 04:57 PM (u482j)

75 74

Ben Had! How are the horses?

Posted by: Basement Cat at January 11, 2020 05:00 PM (pPNCa)

76 I love Henri.

Posted by: Nurse ratched at January 11, 2020 05:00 PM (PkVlr)

77 Basement Cat, they are all snug in their blankets and munching on extra hay as we are having a bit of a cold snap today.

Thank You for asking.

Posted by: Ben Had at January 11, 2020 05:02 PM (u482j)

78 Animals! You're all ANIMALS!!!

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at January 11, 2020 05:02 PM (p7w08)

79 Kinda what I was thinking, but sometimes I'm a little daft.
Posted by: Nurse ratched at January 11, 2020 04:56 PM (PkVlr)

*types*
*deletes*

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at January 11, 2020 05:03 PM (p7w08)

80 we are having a bit of a cold snap today

Crazy weather-- we're supposed to have temps in the low 60s tomorrow-- in New England!

Posted by: Basement Cat at January 11, 2020 05:04 PM (pPNCa)

81 Notsothoreau, if I read your post correctly, your Springer Gary last bit you after being surprised, and you thought he may be hard of hearing.

I had a Springer years ago, and like many of his breed, Max had ear issues. Their big floppy ears serve to keep the ear canal damp and dark, ideal conditions for the growth of all sorts of evil flora and fauna, some of which will damage their hearing. You likely know all this already, but if not, ask your vet about ear care for Springers.

Posted by: Cowboyneal at January 11, 2020 05:04 PM (U2zo0)

82 They call for the Ayatollah to 'resign'?

I do not think they know how this works.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 11, 2020 05:06 PM (ycWCI)

83 They call for the Ayatollah to 'resign'?

I do not think they know how this works.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 11, 2020 05:06 PM (ycWCI)
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That's not how any of this works!

Posted by: Mullahs at January 11, 2020 05:07 PM (gz5MT)

84 No one wants to make an anime in which Ayatollah Khomeini is reincarnated as a goat?

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 11, 2020 05:11 PM (CKJmt)

85 Huh, just noticed that my hash has changed again. It changed last month when my phone line had to be repaired. I wonder what happened this time.

Posted by: Captain Obvious at January 11, 2020 05:11 PM (gz5MT)

86 84 No one wants to make an anime in which Ayatollah Khomeini is reincarnated as a goat?
Posted by: Anna Puma at January 11, 2020 05:11 PM (CKJmt)

Payback is a pain in the ass.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 11, 2020 05:12 PM (ycWCI)

87 Oh my gosh, I can't watch those Sarah MacLachlan commercials without tearing up. Most times I have to walk out of the rooms

But hubby will watch them with our 2 Yorkies on his lap and say to them something like "Aren't you happy you live with Mommy & Daddy?"

Sometimes our littlest Yorkie will bark at him when he says that - almost like a reply.

(can you tell we're empty nesters?)

BTW . . . After a difficult pregnancy, our daughter has been induced today, our son-in-law is by her side, and our second grandson should be arriving within the next 24 hours. Our daughter was in labor 42 hours with her first pregnancy, so we're praying it's not that long this time.

Posted by: Marybeth at January 11, 2020 05:14 PM (4pK1/)

88 Marybeth, prayers for your daughter. I thought my 26 and 34 hours labor was bad.

Posted by: Infidel at January 11, 2020 05:16 PM (MTxDQ)

89 Huh, just noticed that my hash has changed again. It changed last month when my phone line had to be repaired. I wonder what happened this time.
Posted by: Captain Obvious
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The Rooskies.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 11, 2020 05:18 PM (CDGwz)

90 Those golden retrievers, wow.

I slept with 4 bitches once.

Posted by: Rick James at January 11, 2020 05:19 PM (ZmM/r)

91 I am about to do something that is probably stupid.

I passed a place the other day that raises miniature sheep. Cutest damn things ever. I want some but I have to put in different fencing for them but what the hell, YOLO.

Posted by: Ben Had at January 11, 2020 05:19 PM (u482j)

92 Prayers up, Marybeth! Keep us posted.

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at January 11, 2020 05:19 PM (fNFgo)

93 Huh, just noticed that my hash has changed again. It changed last month when my phone line had to be repaired. I wonder what happened this time.
Posted by: Captain Obvious
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The Rooskies.
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Beware! They are probably trying to plant child porn on your computer!

Posted by: Paul Krugman at January 11, 2020 05:20 PM (CDGwz)

94
I passed a place the other day that raises miniature sheep. Cutest damn things ever. I want some but I have to put in different fencing for them but what the hell, YOLO.
Posted by: Ben Had
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Are there coyotes in your neck of the woods?

Posted by: Paul Krugman at January 11, 2020 05:20 PM (CDGwz)

95 Go for it, Ben Had!

We had hair sheep while in Texas - Black Hawaiians and Corsicans. Easy to care for, no shearing, minimal maintenance. And those sweet faces!

Please send in some photos of your new acquisitions for the Pet Thread!

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at January 11, 2020 05:21 PM (fNFgo)

96 'Nother nice post, thanks MH. So many great critters!

After several nice days and even nice nights, cold and snow hit overnight. The cats are most displeased. Wolfus (I think) on an earlier thread asked, 'why displeased? they snuggle down where it's warm inside.' Yeah, but they also like to go snoop arouond outside, especially first thing every morning - which is fine with the litterbox-cleaner - but they did not find the wet snow and cold to be accommodating. *scoop scoop*

Charlie the yellow fellow woke me up at 5 the other morning (some morning, it's all a blur) - not with his usual wandering-around-yowling act, but with serious screaming and growling. Thought at first maybe a couple of the cats were facing off.

After much groggy barefoot exploring by flashlight, in a cluttered corner, I tracked him down to the east window, behind the curtain, looking out at something I couldn't see in the dark. Our faithful defender.

And we had a flock of around fifteen turkeys visit yesterday afternoon. Never saw that many, and haven't seen any for many moons. Not pets, but fun yard ornaments.
obble obble obble obble

Posted by: mindful webworker - forecats calls for kibble at January 11, 2020 05:22 PM (yT7Mu)

97 Paul K, yes, tons of them. I would also need to run a hot wire around the top of the fence.

Posted by: Ben Had at January 11, 2020 05:22 PM (u482j)

98 Chess thread up

Posted by: Vendette at January 11, 2020 05:24 PM (pXNaM)

99 Paul K, yes, tons of them. I would also need to run a hot wire around the top of the fence.
Posted by: Ben Had at January 11, 2020 05:22 PM (u482j)
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The damn things will also dig under your fence. We did not have coyote problems (thank God!) but our neighbors did. Two things will help: bring the sheep into shelter at night and, if you can, get a burro or donkey to put in with the sheep. Those burros/donkeys are great guardians of sheep.

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at January 11, 2020 05:24 PM (fNFgo)

100 Paul K, yes, tons of them. I would also need to run a hot wire around the top of the fence.
Posted by: Ben Had at January 11, 2020 05:22 PM (u482j)

Get yourself a sheep pig . Baa Ram Ewe

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at January 11, 2020 05:26 PM (2DOZq)

101 Me: ...I tracked him down to the East window...

Milady: Not that it matters, but, West window.

Yeah, that's what I meant. The other East. Happens all the time.

When I start getting N & S confused, I will worry.

Posted by: mindful webworker - dreading a magnetic pole reversal at January 11, 2020 05:27 PM (yT7Mu)

102 88 Marybeth, prayers for your daughter. I thought my 26 and 34 hours labor was bad.

Posted by: Infidel at January 11, 2020 05:16 PM (MTxDQ)

Thank you, Infidel.

26 and 34 hours - ouch! But it's worth it, isn't it?

Posted by: Marybeth at January 11, 2020 05:29 PM (4pK1/)

103 One of my Tom Cats passed away a week before Thanksgiving. Not a day has passed that I don't think of him. Since he passed my little girl kitten has taken up a taste for yogurt. Something she never had before but my Big Guy did.
A few days ago one of the strays around where I live has invited himself in to share my home, heat, and gooshi foods. Damned if all it took was a few days for One Eye, he is blind in in his left eye from a fight, to worm his way into my heart.
The Lord taketh and then he giveth.

Posted by: R Conrad at January 11, 2020 05:30 PM (/LQkF)

104 HAHAHAAAAA!!!

"Corgi brakes"

A well known phenomenon to those who own Corgis.

Robbie is gone, and Trixie is soon to be in that big doggie park in the sky.

She celebrated her 15th birthday on New Year's Day.

Posted by: TANSTAAFL at January 11, 2020 05:37 PM (T09ml)

105 Had same dog issue. Had elderly Shetland Sheepdog and acquired a German Shepherd puppy. Sheltie had major issues with GSD. Vet said that's what happens when two alpha dogs share a home. GSD was fine with the Sheltie, but the Sheltie would pick at the GSD constantly. Every few months or so, GSD would clamp her jaws down on the Sheltie's head and the Sheltie would squeal like a stuck pig. It never once occurred to me to get rid of either.

Had cat problem, too. I acquired a grey tabby female kitten. About six months later, the kids dragged home a half grown male orange tabby. The grey tabby hated the orange tabby until the day I had to have him put down. (Kidney failure)

Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin -- current occupation: cat furniture at January 11, 2020 05:37 PM (0oVJn)

106 Beautiful GSDs Robert. Everyone has their favorites but I think they are the best.

Posted by: freaked at January 11, 2020 05:39 PM (Tnijr)

107 Paul K, yes, tons of them. I would also need to run a hot wire around the top of the fence.
Posted by: Ben Had
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Oops

Posted by: Mike Hammer, shamefully removing Krugman sock at January 11, 2020 05:49 PM (CDGwz)

108 Look, I'll put the Krugman sock back on if it will perk up the comment rate.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, shamefully removing Krugman sock at January 11, 2020 05:59 PM (xSo9G)

109 Robbie is gone, and Trixie is soon to be in that big doggie park in the sky.

She celebrated her 15th birthday on New Year's Day.

Posted by: TANSTAAFL at January 11, 2020 05:37 PM (T09ml)
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We love them so, and their time on Earth is so brief. Prayers up for you and Trixie.

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at January 11, 2020 06:06 PM (fNFgo)

110 "last part of running he hops like a rabbit every time."

If Stetson's owner is lurking here, take him to the vet and get those joints checked out. That gait is how my vet diagnosed my dog Nemo as not completely recovered from his ACL surgery and it indicated some type of damage according to her. He needed doggie PT to help with it.

Posted by: SDN at January 11, 2020 07:21 PM (nR7zo)

111 SDN:
Stetson is a Manx and according to the run down about them, their back legs are longer than the front legs, so Manx cats move in a
sort of bunny hop. That doesn't preclude them from jumping -- in fact,
the breed is known for its ability to successfully make great leaps. When he's outside "hunting", usually a bug or questionable leaf, he reminds me of the arctic fox that jumps straight up in the air and then down onto its prey.

Posted by: Sua Sponte at January 11, 2020 10:28 PM (pRXSE)

112 78 Animals! You're all ANIMALS!!!
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at January 11, 2020 05:02 PM (p7w0

heh

Posted by: m at January 12, 2020 04:21 AM (oGFm1)

113 Just as 111 said, Stetson indeed looks like a Manx. They have stump tails, almost no tails, typically, and squatty bunny legs and they run like rabbits. If you ever come across a stray Manx, snag it. They are the friendliest cats you will ever see and are almost dog like. A Manx followed me home from a walk one night and we had him for 10 years until his unfortunate death from cancer. A Manx will make a cat lover out of you.

Posted by: WJ at January 12, 2020 10:34 AM (ngZqZ)

114 The earthquake comic is one of my favorites. I shared it on FB and my wife came in some time later: I don't get it.

Posted by: waitingForTheStorm at January 12, 2020 11:36 AM (soKjL)

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